Transport Manager CPC

What's the Transport Manager CPC?

And is it for me?

Looking to become a Transport Manager (TM)?

Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran, if you wish to secure a position as a TM you will need to acquire the TM CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence). This qualification is also commonly referred to as the Operator CPC. Perhaps you’re after a rewarding career in transport; perhaps you’re a driver looking to make the step up – either way, the TM CPC may be your route to success.

What does the training involve?

The TM CPC course, including exams, takes around two weeks. The CPC is an OCR Level 3 award, which means it is of A-Level standard. There are two exams: one multiple choice, the other case studies.

Candidates don’t necessarily have to attend the full two weeks. Some opt to buy the course materials, study at home, and then sit the exams. National statistics show, however, that the likelihood of a pass is significantly improved by attending a course.

There are 30 modules covered in total. You’ll be made familiar with such areas as Drivers’ Hours, Business and Company Law, Operator Licensing, Traffic Regulations and Vehicle Costings.

Do I need to renew it?

No. Just like an A-Level, the TM CPC is a qualification for life; you are not obligated to attend periodic training, as you would as a driver. Many operators, however, attend Transport Manager Refresher training as a means of updating their knowledge and skill-set. In the culture of heightened regulation and technological advancement, this is becoming an increasingly attractive option to many operators.

To find out more about the TM CPC course and study options, see what Chartwise offer:

Now you’re sure
the TM CPC is right for you.

But why should you choose Chartwise?


We deliver the full two-week course, including exams, at our accredited teaching facilities in Team Valley, Gateshead. Even if you choose to buy the materials and study at home, we strongly recommend you come in for a couple of days to train before the exam, to give yourself a better chance of success.

What’s involved?

The course lasts two weeks. The first week and majority of the second week cover a range of modules including Business and Company Law, Operator Licensing, Vehicle Taxation and Traffic Regulations. There are 30 Modules covered in total. We also dive into examination technique, and run mock exams to ensure you are optimally prepared.

You are given study notes before the course begins, so that you can familiarize yourself with the syllabus.

Why should I train with Chartwise?

Our trainers are CPC holders with decades of logistics experience between them. They use their own expertise, acquired first-hand through a lifetime in the transport industry, to ensure you are optimally prepared for a career in the transport office. We understand that the course is intensive, and getting your head around the information is no small task. The difficulty of the course itself is sometimes enough to dissuade potential candidates from taking the step up the career ladder. Luckily, our dedicated trainers take care in easing you into each module, and ensure at each stage that you have a good grasp of the material.

Great. What do I do now?

Give us a call on 0191 491 5032 to confirm your place.

You’re about to take the next step in your logistics career.

It’s a lot to take in, we know. However, booking TM CPC should be the easiest part of the process.

Upcoming Courses* on Team Valley

The exam dates are set by OCR and take place in March, June, September and December. Training dates for the remainder of 2019 are:

Transport Manager CPC Courses in 2020

  • March 2nd 2020 – March 13th 2020, with exams held on 13th March.
  • June 1st 2020 – June 12th 2020, with exams held on 12th June.
  • August 31st 2020 – September 11th 2020, with exams held on 11th September.
  • November 23rd 2020 – December 4th 2020, with exams held on 4th December.

Still not sure which option will suit you best feel free to give one of the team a call and they can help you understand exactly what’s involved and which study option will be right for you. 


*Courses are subject to change at the discretion of Chartwise UK. For more information please review our Training Terms & Conditions.

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